• BE THE BOSS OVER CANCER

    Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

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  • RESOURCES

    In addition to our programs, events and online content, Cancer and Careers offers a comprehensive database of helpful resources.

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ASK A CAREER COACH

Consult our professional coaches for answers to questions about how cancer might impact your job — or your efforts to find one.

  • Can’t Do My Job After Chemo

    Aimee W.

    I started with a new company about 6 months before my diagnosis. Since I’ve been there, I’ve been plagued with an inability to keep up, stay focused…I’ve completed my treatments…but I just can’t pay attention to the details.
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    Kathy Flora

    CAREER COACH

    Hi, Aimee, Check into accommodations of a changed schedule or telework, or even a more quiet environment to bolster your focus as you recover…. It is really important to talk with your treatment team about possible other ways to mitigate the foggy brain.
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  • Career Change with Cancer

    Randy B.

    I was graduating college as an adult student. On my graduation day I ended up in the hospital…I was diagnosed with RCC stage 4. I have been a restaurant manager for the last 25 years, but now I need to find a new career using my degree in HR.
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    Julie Jansen

    CAREER COACH

    Dear Randy, You are talking about making a career change which many people are successful at doing…. I would take some self-assessments to identify your key skills and competencies, your values, and to frame the lifestyle you want to lead.
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  • Need Work…

    Arhama B.

    I am a 28-year-old cancer survivor…. I tried to work in a restaurant but I couldn’t because after the treatment I am tired all the time and my feet kill me if I stand straight for more than 3 hours…. I need an earning source…
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    Brandon Gottlieb

    CAREER COACH

    Arhama, You want to take stock of your experiences, background and preferences, then try to find a position that matches as many elements of your ideal job as possible. What skills do you have that are current, marketable and that you enjoy doing?
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THE ISSUE

70 %

70% of cancer diagnoses are made in adults between the ages of 20 and 74 i.e. "prime employment years."

20 %

of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.

807

cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2018.

OUR IMPACT

440,000

individuals access expert information, support and resources online, in print and in person annually.

99 %

of 2019 program participants said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.

$194,999

in travel grants have brought 268 scholarship recipients from all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) to the National Conference since 2012.